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Sudan should learn the emerging lessons of Egypt

Africa’s largest country is about to be split into two, and there is much that needs to be done politically, economically – and, above all, democratically The events in Cairo are going to provide an uneasy backdrop to President Omar al-Bashir‘s attempts to maintain his monopoly on power in Egypt’s neighbour, Sudan. One lesson that […]

The brutal truth about Tunisia

Bloodshed, tears, but no democracy. Bloody turmoil won’t necessarily presage the dawn of democracy By Robert Fisk, Middle East Correspondent Monday, 17 January 2011 The end of the age of dictators in the Arab world? Certainly they are shaking in their boots across the Middle East, the well-heeled sheiks and emirs, and the kings, including […]

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